Manager Ron Washington has expressed some concern over his velocity this spring. He topped 92 mph in his past outing. Six of his nine fastballs on Thursday reached 93 or 94 mph. He has allowed two runs over five innings pitched this spring.
"Once again, it was the same," Washington said. "He's still trying to get the velocity back. The more he throws, the stronger he will get."
Chatwood surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on three hits and three walks while striking out two over three innings of work. He has allowed two earned runs over 7 2/3 innings through three appearances (two starts).
Griffin served up a solo home run to Wilin Rosario in the second frame and a two-run shot to Tim Wheeler in the fourth inning. He surrendered five runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out two over 3 2/3 innings pitched. He has allowed 10 runs over 8 2/3 innings of work this spring.
Perez got the start and pitched well, allowing only one run on three hits and two walks while striking out two before being replaced by Kirkman in fourth inning. Kirkman surrendered a solo home run to Andrew Susac fourth inning. He allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five.
Perez has permitted four earned runs over eight innings through three Cactus League starts. Kirkman has allowed three runs over eight innings through three appearances (no starts).
Vogelsong surrendered one run on four hits and one walk while striking out three over five innings of work. He has allowed seven earned runs over 12 1/3 innings of work through four appearances (two starts).
Beltre went 0 for 2 in his first two at-bats before leaving the game. He is hitting .238/.273/.286 with two RBI over his first 21 at-bats.
Choo felt some more pain on Wednesday and was in the lineup as a DH on Thursday. No word on when he'll be healthy enough to play the field.
"This happens every spring training," Choo said. "It's the same problem, the same pain. Normally, it takes about 10 days, I take medicine. I DH. I get treatment. It makes it better."